[ sō-măt′ə-măm′ə-trō′pĭn, sō′mə-tə- ]
A peptide hormone biologically related to growth hormone but produced by the normal placenta and by certain neoplasms.
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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